Blackout Curtains

When talking about curtains, you will hear the terms ‘blackout’, ‘blockout’, ‘light filtering’ and ‘room darkening’ used interchangeably. The aim is to reduce light exposure and turn the room into a private retreat, and Amart can help you choose the right blackout curtains for your home.
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Light and Shade Choices for Your Room

Everyone likes options in their living room, bedroom, dining room, and even the sun room. A well designed house should adapt to your lifestyle choices while keeping you warm in winter and cool during the summer months.

Glass captures sunlight, transparently increasing the heat and dramatically warming up any room capturing direct rays. Curtains play a huge role in controlling a room’s temperature.

With the right blackout curtains in place, you can be curling up like a contented cat in winter and enjoying tropical afternoon breezes all summer long. The Amart Furniture collection is a great place to start your search, with more than 22 room darkening curtains and blockout blind products to choose from.

What are blackout curtains?

If you are tired of waking up to sunlight flickering on your face, or are having trouble distinguishing the movie from the glaring sunshine reflecting on the screen, it may be time to invest in blackout curtains. Blackout (Blockout) often refers to double-lined drapes made from tightly woven fabric.

A true blackout curtain is designed to block light almost completely in bedrooms, nurseries, home theatres, and any other room where you want to block out sunlight. Some of the most popular blockout curtains are single and duo roller blinds that can quickly and conveniently add light or shade into the room.

How do you layer sheer and blackout curtains?

Firstly, make sure to accurately measure the window before purchasing. You should also consult with a professional to ensure proper installation. Amart Furniture can assist from start to finish. An easy way to layer sheer and blackout curtains is by purchasing a duo two-in-one roller blind. Switching from sheer to blockout takes only moments!

Consider installing layered window treatments for maximum darkness in the room, and check out different window curtains, blackout curtains and sheers for the appropriate layered curtain effect. And remember, blackout curtains can be white!

How do you choose the right blackout curtains?

Start by browsing the Amart Furniture collection online or in-store.

Blackout Curtains: The main benefit with blackout curtains is that they block light better than any other curtain. Benefits include:

  • Improve energy efficiency by insulating the room
  • Thick enough to soften outside noise
  • Available in a wide-range of sizes and colours
  • Increase privacy better than other curtain types
  • Protect furniture and valuables from the sun’s rays
  • Eliminate glare on TV screens and computer monitors

Room Darkening Curtains: Room Darkening curtains may be the solution in your home. Here are some benefits.

  • Not as thick as blackout curtains, therefore they cost less
  • Privacy, energy savings, blocking noise and protecting furniture
  • Darken a room significantly without full blackout effect

Light Filtering Curtains: These curtains are lighter and thinner than blackout curtains and room darkening curtains. They are made from more loosely woven fabric that lets light fill a room with a warm, soothing glow, without the need for artificial lighting. Benefits include:

  • Complement existing curtains or blinds
  • Allow a cooling breeze to pass through
  • Lightweight and easy to install
  • Reduce reliance on electric light sources

If you need to dim the lights in your bedroom, home theatre, lounge room, nursery, or anywhere else in your home, blackout curtains, room darkening curtains, and light filtering curtains are the answer.

Can you clean and wash blackout curtains?

Long blackout curtains and short blackout curtains are double or triple lined with acrylic material that acts as a defense against sunlight and weather. The front of a blackout curtain is traditional fabric for a great look. These curtains cannot simply be thrown in the laundry basket.

It’s usually best to get high-quality window dressings professionally cleaned, but there are a few home-cleaning hacks worth knowing.

1: Dust your blackout curtains with the vacuum while the curtains are still hanging

2: Spot clean with mild soap on problem spots.

3: Clean in a bath of warm soapy water. Rinse and hang to dry.

Always follow manufacturer’s cleaning instructions for linen blackout curtains, eyelet blackout curtains, white blackout curtains, black blackout curtains, grey blackout curtains, textured blackout curtains, and all other window dressings.

What are the benefits of blackout curtains?

If you’re thinking of buying new curtains, blackout curtains may come into consideration. It may not be summer now, but it’s worth remembering how intrusive bright sunlight can be when you are trying to create a more intimate ambience. Reasons customers choose blackout curtains at Amart Furniture include:

Filter out the light: Stop light from passing cars and other unwanted glare from entering the room. Sleep more peacefully without interruption and rest easy without the sun shining on your bed.

Filter out the noise: Cut back on traffic and neighborhood noise, such as kids playing in the street, loud music and machinery. Turn your space into your own private oasis free from outside disturbance.

Save energy: Use the blackout shades economically by opening them in winter when the room needs warming, and closing them in the heat of summer to protect from glare and protect furniture from discolouration.

Long-term investment: Blackout curtains for bedrooms and living rooms, plus nursery blackout curtains for the little one are a good investment. These curtains are heavy-duty, durable, resilient, strong and sturdy. When mounted on appropriate curtain rods and installed by professionals, your blackout curtains are tough enough to take on the might of the sun.

Favourite Amart blackout curtain products

Blackout curtains are just a sample of the Amart Furniture curtain range, and there’s plenty to get excited about. Choose from eyelet curtains that hang comfortable, look great and perform even better. Alternatively, check out our extensive range of single and duo roller blinds, including textured blinds in attractive patterns.

For more curtain inspiration, explore all our curtains, roller blinds, venetian blinds, rugs, decor and other home accessories. We have it all under one roof at Amart Furniture, and you can shop online or visit in-store.